The Willig Family: Paula, Pastor, Amanda, Ben Randy Stephanie, Liam, Chris, Flynn (front row from left) Aiden, Tristen, Dahlia, Kale and Graye Rose.
Walking in the Words, the Ways, and the Works of God
It may seem like a strange question but why would a Lutheran focus on Psalm 119? Doesn’t that Psalm talk at great length about the Law of God?
While Law is one of the words running through it, Psalm 119 builds its focus around the idea of the Word of God. (Even the word translated Law is actually the word Torah.) As Lutherans we say the Word of God is a “Means of Grace” thing. This is the stuff God uses to work in our hearts and bring us to faith. So a psalm of 176 verses built around treasuring the Word of God is a natural for devotion for us.
Rev. Mark Willig
Pastor Willig is the pastor of Friends in Christ Lutheran Church. He has been a pastor for 34 years.